Groups are at the heart of the U3A. Participating in or leading a group is a great way of practising your preferred activity, learning new things or teaching others – while meeting interesting people with similar interests.

Explore the list of groups below to see which one(s) you would like to join. Once you have found the group(s) you are interested in just click on the group leader’s name to contact them.

I hope that you find what you are looking for and are able to contact the group leader of the group(s) you are interested in. I am always looking for new ideas and new group leaders. Please contact me with ideas or for further information on groups.

Please be aware that members taking part in these activities do so entirely at their own risk. Members are responsible for their own insurance and medical cover.

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To see a full list of active groups, scroll the page. You will find the list is split into 3 sections – click on the name to jump to a section

U3A active groups

Groups led by U3A members. Click on the links to access the group’s page.

Afternoon coffee club

Group leader: Jean Mudge Frequency: The third Monday of the month  Time: 16.00 Venue: Cafe Pan Pan Moraira Coffee and Cake afternoons - An informal social event where members can get together to meet old and new friends.  To be held once a month, initially, at a local cafe.   Contact Jean Mudge: Problems using this email…

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All Computers

Continuing throughout the summer ... Frequency: First Tuesday of the month 14:00 Venue: Aula de Asociaciones, calle Calatayud 45, Moraira  Key Helpers: Peter Bayliss – Windows computers and Android smartphones and tablets Piotr Azia – Apple: iPhones, iPads and iMacs Robert Verbruggen - Windows computers.  Want to get the best out of your computer, smartphone or tablet? Come along to our informal group meeting and we will help…

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Ancient Egypt

Group leader: David Rohl Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira Frequency: Monthly on third Monday, starting at 10:30 (from September 2017)       The Ancient Egypt group is dedicated to the study of pharaonic Egypt from the Predynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian…

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Art and History Talks

Brian Nicholls Cheda Panajotovic We are a group of like-minded people who have worked with art and its history for much of our lives and would like to share our love of this exciting and controversial subject with the U3A members. There are bi-monthly presentations, alternating Art and History. Members of the group give fully illustrated presentations to share their knowledge of artists, artistic movements, and explain the path of…

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Group Leader: Sybille Ross Venue: El Martillo (under Pepe La Sal) Frequency: Friday 14:30-17:00 We are a group of people who play a friendly game of bridge every Friday afternoon. You do not need a partner. We play Acol and we are usually 2 or 3 tables. We would welcome more players. The restaurant only expects us to order a drink. Please contact me at tel. 96 574 8652 - to confirm that weekly session is taking place before going to the…

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Group Leader: Sandy Bianco Venue: Bar el Martillo ( underneath Pepe La Sal on the road from Moraira to Teulada) Frequency: Weekly Mondays 14:00-16:00 start at 13:00 in July and August Canasta is an uncomplicated card game for singles, partners or for 6 persons. The game is similar to rummy where you collect numbered cards. It's fun and not difficult. Read more about the game and its rules. The canasta group are a very happy and sociable…

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Group Leader: Ed Morley Frequency: Contact group leader Venue: Contact group leader We are a group of varying ability who enjoy playing this fascinating and challenging game, so if you are interested then please come along and join us. We can help you learn the game if necessary. Click here for further information.   Contact the Group Leader: Problems using this email…

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Classic Cars & Motorcycles

Group Leader: Anne Castle Frequency: Every 2nd Saturday in the month 13:00 - 15:00 Venue: Sol Park Tennis, Moraira We have people with classic cars and several with classic motorcycles attending this group, so we now welcome anyone who may or may not own a classic car or classic motorcycle but has an interest in them and would like to join us.  We meet every 2nd Saturday in the month 13.00 - 15.00 at the Sol Park…

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Classical Music Appreciation

Group Leader: Vacant Frequency: Third Monday of the month 10:30 Venue: Moraira Yacht Club The object of the group is to enjoy a couple of hours of appreciation of Classical Music. It does not matter whether you know nothing about classical music or if, at the other end of the scale, you have a degree in musicology. All Moraira/Teulada U3A members are most welcome. You will hear music from the early renaissance period right through to…

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Creative Writing

Group Leader: Dot Garrett The group meet Mondays 15:00-18:00 We meet at Calle Dr Calatayud 45. Moraira. First Floor. There is a lift. At the moment we have approx 14 members and we have a waiting list for new members. At the meetings we share our individual contributions by reading aloud from the set topic suggested by the Group Leader. We give and receive constructive criticism to help us develop our writing…

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Group Leader: Graham Foot Venue: Bar Mediterraneo, Teulada Frequency: Every Wednesday evening 7.00p.m. until  10.30 p.m. At the time of writing, we have 17 members who range from seasoned "cribbers" to enthusiastic novices. You will be very welcome to join us and, even if you are not a regular crib player, have no fear - we are quite happy to teach you. If you want to read about the game and read the rules, click on the picture…

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Dining Out

The Dining Group Hosts Dining Out Group leaders, John and Meri Snell, together with Brian and Pat Clarke, Peter and Pauline Griffiths, and Colin and Sue Donadio are hosts of the Dining Out Group. The purpose of the group is for its members to have a good time meeting old and new friends while dining out at different restaurants in the Moraira, Teulada and Benitachell areas. The group meets on the…

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Group Leader: Cindy Hinton Frequency: 1st and 3rd Tuesday 11:00 Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira and in other locations according to performance schedule Our group has been running with great success. We prepare our shows, rehearse them and perform them - having a lot of fun in the process. We work hard, but every meeting is also a social event. Have you ever dreamt of performing on stage? If yes, contact me, to…

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Group Leader: Ian Brown Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira Frequency: Second and Fourth Monday of each month at 18:00 The Aim of the Film Group is to show English language films to members of the Teulada-Moraira U3A  in Espai La Senieta, Moraira - Salón de Actos - during the winter season (October - May). Films will be chosen by members of the group from our own stock and by purchase, and titles will reflect…

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Group Leader: Eileen Brown Venue: Aula Asociaciones, calle Calatayud 45, Moraira 14:00 Frequency: normally 3rd Tuesday of the month Check with group leader for meeting location and time Eileen Brown is the new leader of the gardening group. She trained and worked as a Garden Designer in the UK and had her own business designing and maintaining gardens with a team. She says that obviously she knows quite a lot about English gardens but…

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Group leader: Noelene Cummins Frequency: Fridays 14:00 - 16:00 Venue: Aula de Asociaciones, calle Calatayud 45, 1st floor (there is a lift) The group has been set up to help members to trace their Family History using online sites. You will learn how to use the free genealogy sites and will be able to trace your family back. You will be able to put all the information onto your computer so you can print a tree. Once you grow a family…

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      U3A Golf Moraira has been in existence for over 8 years but formally became a Society in January 2016. We are a fun and social group of golfers whilst also enjoying some competitive games. 2016 saw a dramatic expansion of the Society from one Stableford and one Texas Scramble a month to 3 games a month, a Society Championship and involvement in local Costa Blanca league golf. Membership has risen to 142 on the…

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Green Bowls

Green Bowls Monday Group leader Green Bowls Wednesday Group leaders If you are interested in joining us, you must register with the Group Leader. Email to find out the latest position or more information, by clicking on the photo of Ray (for the Monday group) and/or David & Eileen (for the Wednesday group).   Group members meet on Monday or Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm at the Inn On The Green,…

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Healthy Walking

  Group Leader: Brian Cummins Frequency: Tuesdays and Thursdays, weekly Location: See latest schedule of walks below   All U3A members are welcome to join us and enjoy our weekly walking exercise and company.  The walks are of approximately one hour duration and are paced so that we will benefit from the exercise. The faster walkers will be at the front with the leader, and those who need to take it more slowly will be…

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Knit, Stitch and Natter

Group Leader: Maureen Burrows Frquency: Contact the group leader for information Venue: Private home Maureen: We knit and sew, mainly accessories and toys for children, but also accessories for ladies - all for various charities. Meetings are usually fortnightly and are arranged to suit the majority of the group. You don't have to actually attend our meetings. However, they are occasions with coffee, wine and biscuits being provided…

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Las Chicas Que Comen

Las Chicas Que Comen is a group of ladies that get together each month for lunch, to enjoy fine dining, and to meet up with old friends and meet new ones. When the group was formed, it was decided to employ a system of random seating, so that meeting new people was encouraged, and the formation of cliques avoided. We frequent restaurants mainly within the Moraira area, though we do occasionally venture to Javea, Benissa, Gata and Jesus…

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Group Leader: David Goodall Venue : Bar El Martillo Directions: Underneath Pepe La Sal on the Moraira to Teulada Road.  Opposite end to Letters R Us Frequency: Thursdays 1400 – 1600 We are a friendly group of all standards and we use the new International Rules (sometimes called Mahjong Competition Rules) devised by China  and used for the first World Mahjong championships in Tokyo in 2002. If you are new to the game, you…

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Matters Arising

Frequency: Monthly 2nd Thursday 14:00-16:00 No meetings in July-August and December Venue: Aula Asociaciones, Calle Calatayud 45, 1st floor, Moraira Group Leaders: Piotr Azia, Geoff Corre A Discussion Group Keep your grey cells functioning, join Matters Arising We talk about all sorts of subjects, but we try to maintain the discussion lively and, when possible, humorous. It's very informal, no one has to speak…

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Modern Sequence dancing

Would you like to join a group of couples who love to dance to Modern Sequence Dances ( a form of dancing using ballroom steps as the basis for a wide variety of dances) A number of U3A Moraira -Teulada members already participate in this , but we would like more members to join in. They meet every Wednesday at 7.00 p.m. at Quo Vadis, Calle Cannes 29, Javea, near to Lagoon Ribs and Javea Go Carts,  where they are made very…

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Group Leader:   Meri Snell Frequency:    There are two groups.  We meet twice a month from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday afternoons, or the first and third Wednesday afternoons General information: Every mosaic you make is a unique creation.  Each one may be a much treasured gift, trivet, wall decoration, stepping stone, bowl or sculpture.  Mosaics also make you extremely happy while creating them. The…

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Padel Tennis

Group Leader: Richard Ayre Frequency : Weekly Tuesday mornings 10.30 to 12.00 (As this is a new group this would be subject to availability) Venue: Moraira courts ( next to La Senieta) Padel is a raquet sport typically played in doubles on an enclosed court a third of the size of a tennis court. This group would be suitable for people who have previously played tennis or squash. There would be four players per court and the cost…

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Pétanque 1

Frequency: Wednesdays 10:00 Venue: Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol Time: a.m.   Group leader: Peter Pulford What is pétanque? Pétanque (in French) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or Jack. The object of the game is to throw your balls - usually with an arched back-spin - so that they land closer to the small object ball (jack)…

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Pétanque 2

Group Leader: Pamela Powell Frequency: Thursdays, weekly a.m. Venue: Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol   Owing to the huge success of the original pétanque group, It was decided to run a second group which meets on Thursday mornings at the courts on the Cumbre del Sol.  Afterwards, we go for coffee at a local bar.   It's a very easy game to learn and you can be winning almost immediately! What is…

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Pétanque 3

Group Leader: Doug Evans Frequency: Thursdays Venue: Solpark Time: 10:00   Owing to the huge success of the original pétanque groups, this third group was set up. This group has proved to be as popular as groups one and two and we are now full. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please contact me by using the form below.   Contact the Group…

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Pétanque 4

Group Leader:  Vacant Venue: Brevis Bar Sol Park Frequency: Thursdays Time: 14:00 Following the success of the original group and then the next two pétanque groups, resulting in a waiting list of interested players, in January 2011 a fourth group was set up to meet on a Thursday afternoon at Brevis Bar, Sol Park in Moraira. What is petanque? Pétanque (in French) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls (boules) as close as…

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Pétanque 5

Group Leader: John Manley Venue: Brevis Bar Sol Park Frequency: Saturdays Time: 10:00   Following the success of the original group and then the next two pétanque groups, resulting in a waiting list of interested players, in January 2011 a  fifth group was set up to meet on a Saturday morning at Brevis Bar, Sol Park in Moraira. If you are interested in playing and joining this group, please click on my photograph (at the…

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Group Leader: John Snell Assistant Group Leader: Tom Birch Frequency: Monthly, third Wednesday of the month 10:30-12:30 Venue: Mortillo Bar Purpose of the group The members of the photography group have one thing in common. All have a digital camera and enjoy taking pictures. Some may have a small compact camera, while others may have a DSLR with multiple lenses. Some are complete novices and others have years of experience. But all of us would…

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Group Leaders: John and Lyndsay Dickinson Frequency: Fortnightly on Thursdays at 15:45 for a 16:00 start Venue: Sol Park Tennis Club, Moraira This Group was started over 7 years ago and has proved very popular. It has always been a FUN QUIZ, with "Prizes" and has recently taken on a new format with 5 separate Quizmasters taking turns, thus bringing a new approach and diversity to each meeting. Why not come along and join in?…

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Group Leader:  Gaby Mauger Frequency:  Monthly Venue: Pan Pan, Moraira The group explores all types of literature including plays, poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, classics, contemporary and several prize winning foreign authors. We currently (April 2012) have a membership of 14 people, 7 of whom attended the very first meeting and have remained committed and supportive of the group. As with all of the U3A groups there is a…

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Group leader: Cindy Hinton Frequency: Weekly Wednesdays 15.00 – 17.00 Venue: Bar el Martillo (underneath Pepe La Sal) Rummikub (also known as Rummycube, Rummyking and Rummy Tile) is a tile-based game for two to four players invented in Israel more than 50 years ago. It is not a team game, and each week players on each table will be drawn randomly to give everyone an opportunity to mix with the rest of the group. As the name suggests,…

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Group Leader: Richard Jones The Sailing group is now up and running. We have a good mix of experience covering surfboarding, dinghy sailing and yacht cruising.New members, with or without boats, are welcome. Sailing group newsletter Contact the Group Leader: Problems using this…

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Solo Amigos (singles)

Group leader:  Sheran Williams Frequency:   Second Monday of the month at 11.00am to plan events Venue:   El Martillo bar below the small Pepe La Sal (by the roundabout on the road from Moraira to Teulada) This group is for those who find themselves 'solo' for whatever reason, and would like to make new friends and take part in fun activities. The events are organised by individual members of the group, depending on their interests, and…

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Spanish Conversation Intermediate

Group Leader: Sheila Shipsides Frequency: Saturday mornings A coffee morning with a difference! You need to be familiar with the different Spanish verb tenses and endings, have learnt grammar fairly thoroughly and have a certain amount of vocabulary to be able to participate as we have no teacher – you will find that you learn from some and help others. We sit at tables of four or less so everyone gets their say. The idea is to practice…

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Spicy Dining

Spicy Dining Group  - if  you are interested in a social evening enjoying the delights of more exotic foods such as Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Greek, Iranian or Turkish food then, this group is for you. The group will meet monthly for couples and singles to visit different restaurants and to enjoy something a bit different. If you wish to join email John & Elaine Ross – Group Leaders Spicy Dining. …

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Table Tennis

Frequency: Thursdays 14:00-16:00 Venue: Benissa Sports Centre Group Leader:  Janet Dane Table Tennis is great fun and good exercise - so come along, even if you've never played before - we can teach you the basics!   Bats and balls will be supplied, and you just need to wear comfortable clothing, preferably dark in colour. The approximate cost for the session will be 3-4 euros.   Contact the Group…

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Ukulele groups are one of the most popular social activities in the UK especially in close knit village communities with new groups being formed almost daily. The Ukulele is a very simple instrument to learn to play and perfectly good instruments are available e.g. from Amazon @ between €30 to €60. Most schools now teach pupils to play the ukulele because it is a much more versatile instrument than recorders and is more likely to encourage…

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Walking Football

Group Leaders: Chris Dry Frequency: Thursdays meet at 10:00, to play at 10:30 Venue: La Senieta, sports area Moraira. Remember the days before dodgy knees and wonky hips ? Remember the days when you still had ambitions to play for England and be part of the '66 World Cup squad? Well, it might not be too late! Walking football has taken off in the U.K. and rekindled  a sport we lost, many, many, years ago. If you're keen to have a…

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Wine Tasting

  Group Leaders:  Brian and Pat Clarke Venue: Bar Mediterráneo, Avda del Mediterráneo 36, TeuladaFrequency: 2nd Thursday of the month (except July and August). The group normally meets on the second Thursday of the month at Bar Mediterráneo in Teulada.  The doors open at 17:30 and tasting starts at 18:00; we generally finish around 20:00.  However, we have to be flexible in order to avoid clashing with other events and also to meet the…

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Service Groups and Discounts

Groups providing services and businesses providing discounts for U3A members

Baby Equipment Loan

Group leader: Sandy Bianco Are the Grandchildren about to visit or friends with a baby, well don't fret, I loan out baby equipment for visiting families with young children. All of our equipment is kindly donated and is in excellent condition, clean and safe. Easter and Summer are not far away so if you would like to borrow an item, please get in touch soon as this is a very popular service. We don't make a charge, it's free,  but…

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Discounts Page

If you are thinking about having work done on the house, or if there is something you are looking to purchase, have you realised that you might be able to get a discount? The discount section of the U3A website has been updated. All companies listed on this page have agreed to give you, U3A members a discount to save you money. Discounts vary but will always be a minimum of 5% off public prices. All you need to do is click on DISCOUNTS on…

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Support Group

Group Leader Rona Hurst Our support group is now up and running. We are still looking for volunteers to help with this and especially anyone who can speak Spanish. Our aim is to be able to help any members of our U3A if they need it. It can be someone to take you to the hospital for doctors for an appointment, or to help you at home, with cooking, shopping, or a little DIY, it might be to walk your dog if you are unable for a while. Most…

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Associate groups

Groups led by professional teachers who give special rates for U3A members

Badminton Workshop

Frequency: Weekly Tuesday 10:00-11:00   All levels of experience Requires a minimum of 8 participants per session Benissa Sports Hall Bilingual, Spanish, English Cost : 3 euros to cover court and coaching fees   Contact the Group Leader: Problems using this email…

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Dance Fitness Group

A dance fitness workout (you don't need a partner), and is designed for people who love to dance and want to keep fit, but for a variety of reasons, prefer a lighter intensity, lower impact and perhaps a slower pace. It combines old-style dance genres such as the Bossa Nova and Foxtrot, to the Flamenco and Argentine Tango. The dance steps are easier to follow, enabling more participants to have fun getting fit, while learning classic…

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Flower Arranging

Group Leader: Tina Wallis Flower Arranging is a very relaxing hobby. The object for each lesson is to produce a floral design to be enjoyed in your home by you and your family. It does not matter if you have no knowledge of the subject, that is what I am there for. Both male and female members are most welcome. We now meet on a Monday at Los Leones Tennis Club 2pm to 4pm. The dates up until the end of the 2017 are October 9th October 23rd…

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Group leader: Ruud Maarsman Frequency: Beginners Acoustic Guitar on Wednesday morning Intermediate Acoustic Guitar on Thursday afternoon Advanced Classes (Electric Guitar) Thursday morning - individual lessons Venue: Private home in Benissa Costa (short drive from Moraira) Contribution: 6€ per person for collective courses, individual courses 20€   Ruud Maarsman, the group leader, is a well respected…

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New Beginners Spanish Class

Group Leader: Pauline McGough Frequency: Fridays 13:30-14:30 Venue: Bar Med, Teulada New Beginners Spanish Class A brand new absolute beginners class is now on at Bar Med in Teulada on Fridays 1.30pm - 2.30pm contact me  to put your name down.…

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Painting – now CEASED

Group Leader: Stella Maarsman Frequency: Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 and on Thursday 10-12 and in the afternoon from 14:00 to 16:00 Contribution: 5 euro Venue: Benissa Costa I am Stella Maarsman (b. 1959), a Dutch artist who moved to Benissa in 2011. I hope to introduce beginners and more advanced painters to the different techniques available to painters in the media of oil, pastel and watercolour. I have been painting for…

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Spanish Classes

Living in Spain and not speaking Spanish? It can be awkward, to say the least. If you would like to find a solution, look no further: I look after Spanish teachers Carmen and Laura. Both teachers are professional and offer all levels of Spanish. Laura teaches intermediate level – grammar and conversation Carmen teaches individual lessons and groups, all levels of conversation and grammar. There are 3 Terms per year – Jan to…

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Spanish Classes – From Post Beginners to Intermediate

Group Leader:   Pauline McGough My name is Pauline McGough and I’m one of the U3A Associate Spanish Teachers. I do a variety of classes from beginners, post beginners, pre intermediate and intermediate, and I charge 4€ per person per lesson to be paid up front at the beginning of each month. This is the discounted amount especially for U3A member. Non members pay 5€ a class, so a pretty big saving!!! To help cover all levels of…

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Tai Chi Classes

Starting on 4th October 2017, Tai Chi classes will be held in El Moli in Calle Los Escoles, Benitachell on Wednesday mornings.  Times as follows: Short form (absolute beginners) 10.15a.m. - 11.15 a.m. Long form (improvers) 11.30a.m. - 12.30 p.m. For more information call Julia Fleming on 619613236 The cost to U3A members is 4 euros, a discount on the usual…

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Weight Loss Support

This new group is aimed at those who would like a bit of motivation and help with their weight loss plans. The sessions start with a weigh in, followed by a structured talk, with ideas on recipes and cooking tips. Tracy Reynolds is weightwatcher trained but you can follow whichever diet suits you Sessions are held at Spencers Bar, Moraira on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. The cost is 4 euros per session, which is a discounted price for U3A…

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Yoga – now CEASED

Uniting and balancing mind, body and spirit Frequency: Tuesday and Friday morning from 10:00 to 13:00 Contribution: 4 euros per class Venue: Benissa Costa Mats, cushions and blankets available Hatha yoga practice co-ordinates movement with breath and with postures performed in a soft and flowing style. The exercises are designed to improve strength and flexibility and are especially beneficial in helping to mobilise the spine and…

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If you don’t find a group that suits your interests, why don’t you set one up yourself?

Read the Guide for Group Leaders to see how it’s done

Description of meeting room in calle Calatayud

You should also contact Lynn Clark, the Groups Coordinator, who will provide all the information you need to set up your group.

You may also want to read: Describe your group, to see what information is required when we set up your group page.

List of groups and leaders


Please note

Participation in U3A groups and social functions is limited to U3A active members (who have renewed their current year's membership.) Only active members will receive communications by email and access to closed groups on Facebook. If, exceptionally, you wish to invite a guest to a group, please contact the leader in advance. When contacting the group leader, please provide the same email address you used to join the U3A and, if possible, include your membership number. If you have changed your email address, please send your new email address to the Membership Secretary, so that she can update the U3A records. Thank you

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